Tenerife keeps BCL opponents under 70 points for four seasons

2020-01-10T15:30:13+00:00 2020-01-12T16:02:42+00:00.

Aris Barkas

10/Jan/20 15:30


Iberostar Tenerife’s defense remains the key of their Basketball Champions League success for a fourth straight season.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Iberostar Tenerife is a constant contender in the Basketball Champions League and there’s a simple explanation for that.

The Spanish team for the fourth straight season keeps their opponents in the group stage under 70 points. To be exact they have the best defense in the league in absolute numbers, giving up just 66.2 points per game on average and they are the only team to keep opponents under 70 this season.

As you can see in the following infographic, back in the 2016-17 season there were eight teams that had similar numbers in defense. Since then, it’s not a small feat to achieve this kind of consistency and Tenerife is the only team still doing it for four seasons, having also an impressive offensive production.